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Decameron. Love in the Time of Plague
Et Cetera Theatre, Moscow, Russia
premiere 16 and 17 January 2018, Main stage
Author of stage
adaptation and director
Maria Mileshkina, Evgenia Weiss, Elizaveta Ryzhih, Anastasia Shumilkina, Ekaterina Buylova, Anna Dianova, Natalya Baladina, Kristina Gagua, d.a. Tatyana Vladimirova, Anna Artamonova, d.a. Alexey Osipov, Maxim Ermichev, Evgeniy Shevchenko, Evgeniy Tokarev, Kiril Shterbina, Ekaterina Egorova, Fedor Bavtrikov, d.a. Amadu Mamadakov, Gleb Danilov, Evgeniy Tihomirov, Kuzma Saprykin, Sergey Davydov, Grant Kagramanyan, Artem Blinov
(c) Oleg Haimov
Years ago Morfov staged at Et Cetera "Don Quixote" after Cervantes. In his brilliant production the director versed the philosophy of the "Quixotism" allowing the audience a revelation of reality being born from mythology. Almost two decades later Alexander Morfov is again facing an Italian Renaissance masterpiece. There are few who have never heard of "The Decameron". To many, it's a collection of erotic stories, while to those who appreciate its poetical sounding, a mystical world of ferocious love stories is unveiled. There is a reason for Boccaccio's name being among those of Petrarch and Dante.
... and you will see how sacred and mighty and how ripe with blessing is the power of love, that has so often been condemned and even blasphemed by those who know not what they are talking...
~ Boccaccio, "The Decameron"
What is Alexander Morfov's production about? It's about love, of course. But love in the time of plague when the "black death" is stalking everyone and is lending you only ten days to live. What could you do in those ten days?